School Calendar

Tuesday, September 8
Board of Education Meeting
Regular Meeting
NRHS - LEK Theatre
5:30 p.m. Anticipated Executive Session
7:00 p.m. Public Session

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Opening Day for Staff

Wednesday, September 9
1/2 Day
Elementary Half Day

First Day of School for Students


Today, 9/4/2015
High: 83 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/5/2015
High: 82 Low: 61
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

August 2015

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer weather and had plenty of quality time with loved ones. My girls kept me busy this summer. Parenting is the greatest blessing and the biggest challenge. Before we know it, snow will be falling, and the heavy coats, boots and hats will be out again. We all should make the most of the seasons until winter is upon us.

I would like to welcome all of our new families to the Jefferson Community. Our school community is a warm and nurturing environment. We strive to challenge our children to reach their full potential, academically and socially/emotionally. We have many community events supported and led by our PTA and our faculty. Throughout the school year, children have a variety of opportunities to dance, sing, perform and participate in positive, physical activities.  One of our most popular programs is our early morning intramural sports program. In the fall and spring, we offer soccer. In the winter, we offer basketball. We send a monthly note home to keep families informed of school events and activities. We also post information about our programs on our school website, jefferson.nred.org .

In addition, school information is also shared through automated calls and email blasts. It is important that we always have your most up to date contact information.  Please inform the main office if your contact information has changed.

Spanish Welcome Letter 2015-16.pdf
Grade Level Supply Lists
Click on the Grade level for the list of supplies.

1st Grade 4th Grade
2nd Grade  5th Grade
3rd Grade

The Jefferson Community is deeply saddened by the passing of Shirley Lojano.  Shirley graduated from Jefferson Elementary School this past June.  She was an extremely sweet and kind individual with great potential.  Shirley's bright and constant smile radiated our hallways.  Shirley was a member of the Jefferson Service Club.  During her lunch hour, she volunteered in the library assisting other children.  Shirley loved to sing and participated in our Special Chorus.  As a result of Shirley's caring demeanor and her strive to achieve academically, she was always selected by her teachers to be the Student of the Month.  One of Shirley's future goals was to own a bakery.  Our community mourns the loss of this very special child, while we keep Shirley's family in our hearts and our prayers.  May God's angels embrace the Lojano family through this awful tragedy.

        The school will provide support and counseling services for students and staff struggling with the loss of our loved one.  Rest in peace beautiful child.

Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community.


CSDNR Parent Home Access Center is OPEN for all K-12 Parents who have accounts.

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Latest News


The City School District of New Rochelle now provides an easy to use solution for online payments for Grades 6-12 Metro Cards and the K-12 Food Service Lunch Program. The CSNDR Web Store provides a secure, simple way for you to make payments online.

By logging onto https://nred.revtrak.net  you have 24/7 access to make quick easy payments. The CSDNR Web Store accepts debit or credit cards from Discover, Visa, and MasterCard. A non-refundable processing service fee of 4.16% will be applied at checkout.

For full instructions, please open the attached file.

CSDNR Web Store -Directions.pdf


Please note that in the district's printed calendar, some school start times were published as to when the first class begins, not when students should report to school. Following are the school start times:

City School District of New Rochelle
School Hours – 2015-2016

8:15 to 3:07
New bell schedule for the 2015-2016 school year.

8:25 - 2:30 Grade 6
8:25 - 2:25 Grade 7
8:15-2:20 - Grade 8

8:40 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Please refer to letter sent directly from school.

Elementary K-5
8:25 – 3:15

Barnard Pre-K
8:30 – 11:15 - AM
12:30 – 3:15 - PM

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

Find out more about PBIS and CSDNR designing schoolwide systems for student success!

What is PBIS?

Visit: www.nyspbis.org

Parents/Guardians of K-12 Students

The CSDNR Home Access Center is currently unavailable due to the K-12 Homeroom Registration Assignment process.  Once this process is complete, the portal will be available once again.  The anticipated date is mid-August.

Thank you for your patience.



Administrators, teachers, staff and students in grade 3-12 are moving to our Google for Education platform:   @nredlearn.org 

As of July 3rd, email addresses in our website directories will change, so please note. To reach an individual by email you will (for most individuals) type in the first initial of their first name followed by their last name and then @nredlearn.org (previously it was simply @nred.org).



Congratulations Class of 2015!

We extend our congratulations and job well-done to all our graduates. Please visit the district Facebook page to view photos from New Rochelle High School's ceremony plus the moving up ceremonies at all CSDNR schools:


My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle to Host Local Action Summit June 11

All are invited to help plan course of success for young people, from pre-K through college and careers; MBK National Entrepreneurial Champion Mike Muse is Keynote Speaker.

MBK Flyer English

MBK Flyer Spanish

M. Muse Bio


Planetarium Show June 18 at 7 PM

Spend an Evening Under the Stars. Find out why Earth has seasons!

June18 Planetarium.pdf
Wipro Science Fellowships

2015-2017 Wipro Science Education Fellowships were awarded to five CSDNR teachers.

NRHS on stage at Carnegie Hall

On Wednesday, June 3, the outstanding student musicians from NRHS will be performing at Carnegie Hall. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss.

NRHS students featured on FIOS1 at:


For ticket information visit:


Letter from Board President Merchant

On Tuesday, May 19, the 2015-16 proposed school district budget was solidly approved by the majority of voters of our community. Board of Education President Lianne Merchant thanks voters and shares her thoughts in this letter.

Results of the City School District of New Rochelle Budget and Board Trustee Vote of May 19, 2015

PTA Council Launches Website

The City School District of New Rochelle PTA Council announces the launch of its website www.nrptac.org.
The website is a gateway to all individual New Rochelle schools' PTA websites, New York State PTA website, National PTA website and more. It also hosts a Calendar and News section.

NRHS 3rd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference  featured on WNBC

Watch the segment from Visiones:


SEPTA's We Are One Celebration a Rousing Success

Mayor Noam Bramson received the prestigious Bridges award and NRHS junior Michael Apollo, Jr. accepted the first Bridges student award.



Dr. Osborne's Huffington Post article published April 7, 2015:

Student Academic Success Gets Boost from Fitness and Nutrition


CSDNR Schools Open Wednesday, September 9

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Paperless Board Meetings

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2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


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